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    September 11, 2010
    11:00 - 11:30pm EDT  

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on the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks, the nation pauses to pay tribute to the victims with services at ground zero, the pentagon and in shanksville, pennsylvania. >> we love you. and life has not been the same.
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>> good saturday evening, everyone. tonight in new york city a somber tribute marks the place where the twin towers fell. it has become an annual ritual of sorts, as we take a live look. twin beams of light shining high into the night's sky, showing where the world trade center once stood. earlier today, family members read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed at the world trade center. vice president joe biden also addressed the crowd there. meanwhile, construction continue there. a new tower should be complete by next year's tenth anniversary. president obama spoke at the pentagon after laying a wreath for the nearly 200 that died at that site. he called it hallowed ground. he encouraged everyone to mark the date but practice tolerance. first lady michelle obama
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and former first lady laura bush came together at a ceremony in shanksville, today. they spoke with the families of the 40 people on the plane who died there. hijackers wanted to crash that plane into the d.c. area, but passengers fought back forcing the hijackers to crash into a field. >> they remind us not only by how they gave their lives, but how they lived their lives, that being a hero is not just a matter of fate. it's a matter of choice. >> meanwhile, back here in our area, there were several ceremonies to honor the lives lost nine years ago today. some hanged flags, others waived them. some prayed. others shared their story of survival. the demonstrations were different, but their purpose was the same. to remind people to never
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forget. >> we need to remind everybody that we have not forgotten what happened on 9/11. >> and so the veteran, his son who's about to join the army and the small friends waved flags at a small intersection in germantown. >> it's fantastic, gives you a good feeling inside. we get a lot of responses from everybody from fire engines, police officers, to every day people who beep and are happy there's some kind of symbol and remembrance. >> in arlington, these buildings were a symbol. in montgomery county, this new fire station that was dedicated saturday, will be a lasting symbol. >> we always put life safety first. putting your life in harm's way is always the thing that comes to mind on this day. >> reporter: roses and a plaque
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were not enough to commemorate the 11 people from montgomery county who died at the pentagon. in rocksville, they also remembered through prayer. >> something that's happening in this nation, and we need to pray. we need to lift up our -- the leaders of this nation. and the people of this nation. so touching to see flowers laid here. >> many in our area who never forget where they were that day, remember in so many different ways. joseph ditmar remembers daily. >> when i see the picture of the plane going into the second building, the building i was in, knowing i was only two or three stories below where the plane went into the building, i'm always thoroughly amazed by the fact that i'm even here. thankful, joyful. in florida, the pastor who threatened to burn the koran to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 had a change of heart, announcing he would never burn the muslim holy book did not
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stop the protesters. hundreds demonstrated near his church in gainesville. many chanted no burning, no hate, not in our city or state. police positioned themselves in front of the church so protesteprotester s could not get too close to the building. an inmate who may be headed to our area. paul palmer was spotted inside a silver 2008 kia spectra with maryland tags. palmer was in jail on attempted murder charges. the bar where a woman had been drinking before hitting and injuring two people is now talking to news 4. their staff is trained to recognize anyone who has had too much to drink. and shamiqua did not appear impaired. her blood alcohol limit was twice the legal limit. the district had advertised happy hour offering unlimited drinks. the d.c. alcohol regulatory
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agency has joined the investigation. the final weekend of the race for d.c. mayor, both the mayor and challenger rallied supporters today. tonight the latest on decision 2010. >> four more years. four more years. >> with less than 72 hours left before tuesday's mayoral primary, both front-runners are taking advantage of the last weekend of campaigning to make that final push. >> everybody here pumped up about having a really long day of campaigning. >> three days. three days. that's all we have left until the people of the district of columbia reach the final day. we go to the polls. >> at this stage of the game, it's not unusual to be candid to woo the undecided voters. >> i'm waiting to see how the last minute polls are going. >> reporter: at rival rallies in
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the district, both camps tauted reform. gray adding criticism of how the incumbent has gone about it. >> we are a bhod el of how you reform a school system, because of what we've done here over the next three years, and they see us as a great place to promise to continue going-forward. >> with me as your mayor we'll keep moving forward. with real school reform, with a strong chancellor that focuses on all of our children. and includes all of our parents, and, yes, all of our teachers in the process. >> armies of supporters reached critical mass around the polling places was the last of the early voters. this might as well be november. >> one of the speakers at a campaign event put it this way. he likened the election to chopping wood. it takes a lot of blows, it's only the last one that flips along. that's a philosophy that both camps are adhering to in these
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last days of campaigning. derek ward, news 4. >> still ahead tonight. the federal government is stepping in to help in the aftermath of the deadly explosion in california. we'll take you there. also, sprucing up secret ground. how volunteers are helping restore the cemetery. plus, fedex field. what tailgaters will see at sunday's big redskins/cowboys game. what's the word? >> we have a dicey weather forecast. i think you're going to like what i have to say about the weather coming up tomorrow, despite our rain chances. hakeem, what do you have? >> the redskins/cow boys in less than 24 hours. the terps lit up the scoreboard early and often against morgan state. james madison pulls off the upset of the year, at least so far. news 4 at 11:00 continues. this kenmore elite multi-motion washer... how does that work? hit it! see, other machines only go in circles. this kenmore elite has multi-motions
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officials in san bruno, california say five people are still unaccounted for after thursday's pipeline explosion. four people were killed 50 more were hurt. some 40 houses were levelled by that blast. about two dozen homes were damaged. the ntsb is now looking at a specific section of pipe. volunteers gave up their saturday to clean up in a storage cemetery in southwest d.c. they cut weeds and mooed the grass atwood lawn cemetery. the cemetery dates back to 1872. branch bruce, the former slave who became the first black u.s.
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senator, also john mercer langston is buried there. he was the first black elected to congress from virginia. in case you hadn't heard, the skins and cowboys take the field tomorrow at fedex. we got a snooem sneak peak at some of the upgrades inside fedex field tonig
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no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted
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can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. the redskins kick off the regular season in prime time tomorrow. against the dallas cowboys. technology at fedex field is
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helping fans. >> reporter: tailgating fans will get to watch other nfl games on these huge jumbotrons. they'll be tuned to the nfl's red zone channel so fans won't miss any of the major games of the day. it's the first time the screens will be used this way at a regular season game. >> you can expect to see five gigantic boards, video boards that are going to have nfl red zone. you can keep up on all the games, all the exciting plays. while you're enjoying a tailgating experience. >> gates at fedex field will open at noon sunday. more than eight hours before the season opener. fans who get here at 2:00 sunday afternoon will see a parade right here in the parking lot. it will feature the redskins cheerleaders and band. it will all be led by former red skins dexter manly. >> reporter: the measures are
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meant to create a more fan friendly experience inside the field. these new boards will help fans keep track of the action and player stats. >> a lot of stadium upgrades is good, but if we continue not to win and translate that into a successful campaign, it's all for not. we just want another championship here. d.c. needs a super bowl. >> the gates open early so fans will come and enjoy the ent entertainme entertainment. avoid traditional routes that get bogged down in game day traffic. >> i believe that's what they're anticipating, there's a lot of excitement about this game. they anticipate a large crowd this year. >> darcy spencer, news 4. >> you want to keep it locked to nbc 4, cowboys/redskins sunday night, coverage begins at 8:15. meanwhile the 2010 reunion wrapped up on the national mall a few hours ago. it's the 25th year for the
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event. nbc 4s with a proud sponsor. montgomery college's rockville campus was the scene of a shred it event today. up to nine boxes of confidential papers free of charge. they were shredded and recycled. great day for the family reunion, great day to recycle some stuff. lots of folks headed to fedex. >> eight hours early, no less. you'll be in the rain for the tailgating. good bet for showers. in time for the game, you should be dry, and we'll be cloudy. let's get moving, we got a new hurricane. as i look at baby name ideas. i don't know if igor is high enough on my list. >> i hope it doesn't make it at all. >> this is the latest one, igor is the fourth hurricane of the season. 1230 miles east of the lee ward islands packing winds of 75 miles per hour. no watches or warnings, it's not a danger to anybody.
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dry weather comes to an end tomorrow. winds are out of the south. here's a lock at the wet weather. i am married to a very unhappy hokey in my house. very bad time to be married to a hokey. 70s here, 60s off to our west. this is what's coming our way. tomorrow we'll get rain in here by 8:00 in the morning. and rain through midday. tapering the showers by 6:00, we should be drying out in time for the game at fedex field. the nats are also playing at 1:35. there's a good bet for showers. 0 degrees as they take on the marlins. i think the showers should be east by game time. not the case for tailgating. pack some rain gear for that. we're going to show you this in motion. this is the storm front coming through. it takes the daytime hours to do it. bring the evening it should be off to the east. we'll have clearing in here in time for monday. it should be a nice day monday and most of next week looks pretty good.
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writing in the morning is when you have to dodge those raind p raindrops. 60 to 65 by the afternoon, we're going to slide everything off to the east, start to dry out. 70 to 75 is a cool day for us. monday, tuesday, no problem. look at wednesday. it looks great. by thursday and friday, a chance of showers, maybe even a thunderstorm friday, coming back in, and we'll have temps holding steady in the 70s. drying out weather by saturday. here's my weather scoop. ♪ [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets.
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virginia tech is a lot worse than everyone thought. >> no, i think james madison is better than everyone thought. 1-aa, they have their new name. james madison head coach said earlier this week, it's kind of comical to think you're going to go down there and beat them. matthews and the dukes went to blacksburg and beat 13th ranked virginia tech. the hokies paid james madison $400,000. if you're not familiar, it's a common practice in college sports for the larger school to pay the smaller school for travel expenses. what's not common? when the small school beats up on the big school. first quarter, hokies on offense, no problem for taylor. finds jared boykins for a nine-yard touchdown. virginia tech takes the lead. things look good early on. here comes matthews and the dukes. drew dudsik swings out to
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sullivan. asloweds the tackle, breaks more tackles here, and he's gone. speedy fell 77 yards for the touchdown. james madison down three. and jmu not a cupcake, one of the top teams in the subdivision. drew dudsik fakes the hand off, psych. scoots 12 yards for the score. he had two td's james madison up 21-16. hokies head coach on the sidelines thinking, oh, man, what's going on here. just over five minutes to play. virginia tech in the red zone. payoff goes to darren evans, gets hit hard. fumbles the duke's recover, folks in harrisonburg, virginia feeling good. james madison upsets virginia. maryland taking on morgan state, the terp's home opener. first quarter, maryland already
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up 7-0. jamar robinson. a quick out to cannon. cannon fakes out the defenders. terps take a 14-0 lead. this is a theme here. second quarter, 17-0 terps and the defense gets in on the score. check it out. demetrius hartsfield. maryland up 24-0. and the route, it's on. later in the second, freshman backup quarterback danny o'brien in the game. and how about o'brien. the freshman steps up in the pocket. this is a money pass. throws a perfect pass to tory smith. o'brien throws for three touchdowns in the first half, the terps crush morgan state. maryland's highest scoring performance in 35 years. let's go to annapolis. navy tries to rebound from the maryland loss last week. hosting georgia southern. second quarter, georgia southern and white. they try to run a fake punt.
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not so much. well short of the first down marker. at the 40 yard line. then on second and five. from the 21, ricky dobbs throws to aaron santiago. good for a 12-yard pickup. dobbs only had eight passes in the game. this is what dobbs does best. plunges in from one yard out, and that was good enough. navy defeats georgia southern 13-7. redskins defensive tackle haynesworth will play tomorrow. he could start the game, depending on how the dallas offense opens up. nonetheless, it's go time for the redskins. they've lost three straight for the cowboys, tomorrow the 101st meeting, and you can watch the game right here on nbc 4. here now is brian arack poe on facing dallas in prime time. >> it's good, started off with a bang. we got some boys on week one.
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we're really going to bring it. win on our home field, we have to take advantage of that. we played them well the first game last year, we came up short. we gotta show them, like a said, it's a new red skin era, new team, new regime, it's what we're all about. i know they're going to bring it as well. so fans, stay tuned. >> yes, sir, stay tuned. elsewhere in the nfl, former maryland terp and san francisco 49er davis is now the highest paid tight end. 23 million guaranteed. nationals taking on the marlins this afternoon. top five, nationals trailed 2-0. hits one to second, check out danny espinosa. diving stab, throws to first, got him. and that ends the inning. i would call that glovely. however, the nationals had a little more defense too.
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brian zimmerman, ground ball in betweener, makes the throw to first. got him, adam dunn over to third, double play. they never got going, the marlins beat the nationals 4-1. also roger federer loses the u.s. open semifinal to yoke vick. >> thanks to you as well. [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon.
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we interrupt this broadcast for a live press conference from the president of the united states. [ applause ] >> good evening, my fellow americans. as some of you may recall, i stood here in this very spot five days ago to address the growing controversy over the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors. at that time, i detailed my position on the matter. i made it very clear that any or all white house officials would be available for questioning as